Skill Review: Washington Toll



VOGO Voice RATING                                4/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                       N/A
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             4/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5
washington toll


Washington Toll is an initiative by KenZenSoft Inc to update the citizenry on the dynamic toll rates. Owing to dynamic pricing, tolls are continually adjusted based on traffic conditions. Therefore this voice skill has been specifically designed to help commuters on highways stay up to date as they head towards 405 toll lanes and the 520 bridge in Washington State. As the I-405 has dynamic toll rates, and the 520 bridge toll rate varies throughout the day, the voice app, in effect, comes to the rescue of those who are always on the go. Often commuters prefer to know beforehand the toll price, which makes it either easier to pay or schedule their travel time accordingly.

The voice app certainly holds several positives to attract commuters heading for the destinations covered in the skill. What’s more, the user can choose a destination from a list of destinations presented by the skill. Moreover, the dynamic toll rates updated via the skill are the same as the ones that are generated by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides. The first being, the limited number of destinations covered by the skill despite the range of destinations included on the transportation website namely SR 167, SR 99, etc. The next in line is the absence of the repeat option which depresses the beneficial aspect of the skill, while the other being the skill abruptly stopping after giving the requested information. As a result, the user is compelled to revisit the skill to know the toll rate for another destination or lane. Besides covering toll rates on a limited number of lanes, it also fails, at times, to retrieve toll rate information for lane 405.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it is truly an informational voice app that will get you the first-hand information you require on toll rates while heading towards destinations covered on this skill. So why not try out the Washington Toll voice app and see if it offers the satisfying experience you had anticipated. 

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